Two Boeing 727 cargo jets are loaded each evening by FedEx Express employees with packages arriving by truck from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and other Eastern Iowa communities.
The (UPS) trucks haul packages from markets throughout Iowa as far north as Mason City, and a leased small airplane is used to ferry packages from northwest Iowa to Cedar Rapids. “We fly one express flight in and out per day,” said Michael Mangeot, public relations manager at UPS Air Group. “Typically it’s an Airbus A300, which is widebody freighter with a payload of 120,000 pounds.
UPS has named Cedar Rapids a “central input point” for the company’s Next Day Letter and Pak overnight freight service in the continental United States. The Cedar Rapids area generates more next-day business for UPS than Des Moines.
Surprised to see more next-day business out of CID than DSM, although with the huge catchment area it is a lot of population when ALO, Iowa City, DBQ, and the MLI area is included.
Full story: http://thegazette.com/2012/10/14/eas...-operations-come-alive-after-dark/